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Monday, September 10, 2007

Neil Young Hits Seattle

posted by on September 10 at 13:02 PM

Neil Young just announced a U.S. tour in support of his upcoming album Chrome Dreams II. The album arrives October 16; Young and his band of Ben Keith (pedal steel guitar, dobro and other instruments), Ralph Molina (drums) and Rick Rosas (bass) arrive at the MooreWaMu Theather in Seattle on October 23.

Fans who buy tickets to any show on the tour through Young’s website will receive a free mail-order copy of Chrome Dreams II. That’s a pretty cool deal.

With Ben Keith on steel guitar and dobro, it sounds like both the album and the tour will be country-tinged affairs. When Young toured on his last album, Greendale, some fans were ticked that he only played songs off the new record and not past hits. Could be the same this time around. Still, seeing Young reading the phone book would be riveting, just so long as you don’t go in expecting Crazy Horse excess.

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You call it hitting, I call it abuse!

Posted by seattle | September 10, 2007 1:13 PM
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Jesus fucking christ, I can't find any kind of ticket info on his website.

Maybe I'm just out of touch?

Posted by bunnypuncher | September 11, 2007 2:14 AM
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i can only find tour dates on the site. no purchasing info. if someone locates it, please post.

Posted by k | September 11, 2007 7:45 AM
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He's playing at WaMu Theater not the Moore. Check ticketbastard for ticket info.

Posted by dc | September 11, 2007 10:04 AM
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I have a friend who follows Young on tour. Apparently there's a whole community that does this.

Young seems to be consciously cultivating this Deadhead/Phishhead ultraloyal kind of audience by encouraging taping and varying his sets from night to night, and the "free album with ticket purchase" idea seems like an extension of this. It's an interesting answer to the "will downloading kill professional music?" hand-wringing we've heard so much of late (mostly from record labels.) His answer seems to be "not if I get to set the ticket prices."

Of course, it only really works for acts that emphasize live performance over studio efforts. It helps to have serious live chops.

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 11, 2007 12:55 PM

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